Oriental is located in Pamlico County, North Carolina. It is a tranquil waterfront village along the Neuse River and Intracoastal Waterway. It is best known as the sailing capital of North Carolina, and fishing is an important industry in the town.
Oriental boasts wonderful lodging, shops, restaurants, entertainment and events. You can walk or ride a bike around town, visit restaurants, shops or galleries, or sit in the riverfront park.
Things to see and do
* Farmers Market
* Circle 10 art gallery
* Sailing & boating
* Oriental History Museum
* Historical Walking Tour
Cruise Season – May - Sept
Currency – US Dollar (US$)
Language – English
Land Area – 3.0 km²
Population – 875 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time – GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code – 1
Port Location – The Oriental Harbor Marina is located at the end of Broad St. (NC Hwy 55) which runs through the town to the Marina.
Transport Links - The nearest airport is Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (Airport Code - EWN) in New Bern, N.C. which offers both US Airways and Delta which have daily flights from Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC and Pittsburgh, PA. Other major airports are located in Jacksonville (NC) and Raleigh.
Free ferries serve Pamlico County from Minnesott Beach (NC Hwy 306 South) and Aurora (NC Hwy 306 North). More information can be found on the NC Dept of Transportation Ferry Division.
If you are coming by boat Oriental is at mile marker 182 on the Intracoastal Waterway.